Sycamores Drop Baseball Season Opener 4-0
February 15, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
ISU PRESS RELEASE
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. – The Indiana State Sycamores failed to score in their season opener Friday at the spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays as the Auburn Tigers held off the Sycamores 4-0.
Indiana State will continue their southern tour on Saturday by taking on Connecticut at 11:30 a.m. (ET) and Ohio State at 3 p.m. (ET) in a pair of games to be played at the North Charlotte Regional Park. The Sycamores wrap up the weekend by playing Ohio State at 1 p.m. (ET) Sunday before heading back home.
“As I look at the boxscore, this is the untelling stat of the day,” Mitch Hannahs, Indiana State head coach, said. “I was really pleased with the tempo that Kudrecki set on the mound and he did a great job of going after their hitters. I was also pleased all day with our hitters. I really thought we had great at bats but we just did not have chance to turn the pressure around on them.”
Auburn scored a run in the second, adding two more in the sixth and one in the seventh against Indiana State starter Kurt Kudrecki who went six innings and allowed four runs on six hits while striking out three and walking three. Josh Dove, A.J. Elderry and Nick Kolarik also saw time on the mound.
Senior shortstop Tyler Wampler was 3-for-3 (all singles) for the Sycamores with junior third baseman Brian Romero hitting two singles, and senior Landon Curry, junior Connor McClain and junior Jacob Hayes each hitting a single.